Quotes on Reality

-"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - Philip K. Dick, "How to Build a Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later"

-". . .History is what hurts, it is what refuses desire and set inexorable limits to individual as well as collective praxis. . ." - Fredric Jameson, The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act

-"The real represents to my perception the things we cannot possibly not know, sooner or later, in one way or another; it being but one of the accidents of our hampered state, and one of the incidents of their quantity and number, that particular instances have not yet come our way." - Henry James, The Preface to The American

-"The world is a bad place, a bad place, a terrible place to live, oh, but I don't wanna die." - Junior Campbell and Thomas McAleese (The Marmalade), "Reflections of My Life"

-"I want to talk to Nahte-kun about suicide, but Nahte-kun doesn't want to talk to me about suicide." - AIY*

*This page is totally public knowledge to everyone, and I even recently mentioned it in SWAPA, so I rush to assure people that I do not want to talk about suicide and me, or suicide and Nahte-kun, or anything along those lines. I want to talk about suicide and Buffy Summers and Howard Sykes** and Rables Godemon (conveniently enough for my purposes, one of the daughters of Saxistro Wasfri).

**Holy Christ evidently there is a British politician named Howard Sykes. He has direct experience as Chair of Transportation. This is WRONG. WRONG, I TELL YOU, WRONG! Unless it is space transportation, but I doubt it.

Speaking of SWAPA, if you were actually looking for my story, now not available on the Internet, or if you are interested in discussing these quotes in further detail, or, hey, even if you want to talk about Buffy and Howard and suicide (you probably don't want to talk about Rables, or, even if you did, it probably wouldn't turn out to be a particularly interesting conversation for either of us), e-mail your humble author at klj AT sccs.swarthmore.edu.